- the act of indoctrinating, or teaching or inculcating a doctrine, principle, or ideology, especially one with a specific point of view: religious indoctrination.
Origin of indoctrination
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Examples from the Web for indoctrination
Mandela sent fighters for training and indoctrination to China when it was still ruled by that revolutionary icon, Mao Tse-Tung.Anger at the Heart of Nelson Mandela’s Violent Struggle
December 6, 2013
And what Brown means to write is “according to medieval religious doctrine,” not “indoctrination.”Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications
May 20, 2013
To this army of religious home-schoolers, it's about some absurd paranoia about indoctrination too.So Let's Talk About Universal Pre-K
February 13, 2013
On his website freedomofmind.com, he warns that today “the internet is… the primary vehicle for recruitment and indoctrination.”Twilight of the Moonies and Scientologists?
September 16, 2012
Full disclosure: I was the one who leaked the tape, the widely disseminated “indoctrination video,” to Gawker.Ex-Scientologists Speak Out About What Katie Holmes Is Experiencing
July 5, 2012
They devised a system of indoctrination unequaled by that of any other people.Government in Republican China
Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
The period of indoctrination varies in length with the individuals.
You will be screened now and taken to the indoctrination ward.
This indoctrination—you, the girl—you went crazy when I talked about dying—what—?
They were comparatively new here, all these in this indoctrination ward.
Word Origin and History for indoctrination
1640s, noun of action from indoctrinate.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper